RIYL: Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi, Wild Nothing

Label: Stones Throw

Unquestionably one of the forefathers of chillwave (or whatever other name you call it), Ernest Greene’s Washed Out project has endured through the genre’s rise and fall.  While Chaz Bundick’s Toro Y Moi has evolved into funk, soul and indie rock influences and Alan Palomo’s Neon Indian has morphed into electronic pop, Greene has stayed relatively close to his chill roots over the years.  Mister Mellow, however, has shown a sharp evolution into Avalanches-inspired psychedelic hip hop and disco beats.  His chilled-out foundation is still firmly intact, but this is undoubtedly a new and exciting detour for Washed Out, more of an aural collage than a concept album.

Stones Throw has a mustard-colored variant that you can grab HERE, but no pressing quantity has been revealed.  Rough Trade’s variant, while expensive, probably won’t be around for very long due to the rarity and Washed Out’s large following.  Grab the Rough Trade version after the ‘buy’ link and listen to the entire album on Spotify below.  Stay chill, friends.

The Details

Rough Trade Exclusive. 300 Copies on Clear Vinyl with Yellow Blob.

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Price $32.92

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